The Pulse Celebrates The Following Women September 6 - 9

WITI News Staff

September 11, 2022

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This week we celebrate these women making their mark in Silicon Valley.

The Women of Silicon Valley
excerpts from Pulse of the Valley, September 6 - 9



Investments in Women-Led Companies

Women-led companies received $136M (6.8%) of the $2B in total investments for the week.
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Jamie Coffey, President & CEO of Wealthfront, closed a $69.7M Series E with $349.2M in total capital.
Wealthfront integrates investing and banking services to make it delightfully easy to build long-term wealth.
Debjani Deb, CEO of ZineOne, closed a $28M Series C with $33M in total capital.
ZineOne is a real-time stream processing platform powered by machine learning that enables brands to interact with every customer contextually across channels.
Ashwini Asokan,, CEO & Founder of Mad Street Den, closed a $4.6M Series C with $27.8M in total capital.
Mad Street Den is a computer vision and artificial intelligence company building models of generalizable intelligence and creating actionable ways to contextualize AI at scale, starting with the retail industry.
Siobhan Savage,, CEO & CoFounder of Reejig, closed an undisclosed amount and series unknown with $15.9M in total capital.
Reejig is a leading workforce intelligence platform that enables global organizations to find, retain, and upskill talent at scale.
Anu Sharma,, CEO & Founder of Millie, closed a $4M Seed round for the company's first funding.
Millie is a new kind of maternity clinic that offers a 360-degree care approach that guides people, starting from 48 hours after a positive pregnancy test to one year postpartum with a collaborative, patient-centered team.
Tracy Young,, CEO & CoFounder of TigerEye, closed a $30M Series A with $35M in total capital.
TigerEye is a technology company currently in stealth building sales software. Note: Tracy is a serial entrepreneur, having previously co-founded and led PlanGrid to a $875M sale to Autodesk.

Earlier Investments in Women-Led Companies
Chance Claxton,, co-CEO & Chief Business Officer of Orbis Brakes, Santa Rosa, had closed funding of $0.13M as of July, 2022.
Orbis Brakes delivers an unprecedented advantage across the brake spectrum - racecar performance at a consumer price.
Sherry Martin-Moe,, CEO & Co-founder of Saccharo, Oakland, had closed a $6.68M Seed round with $11.50M in total capital as of August, 2022.
Saccharo is a biotech start-up in the immuno-oncology space that develops therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer and other novel diseases.
Beth McDougall,, Co-founder of Jyzen Labs, Mill Valley, had closed funding of $11.67M as of August, 2022.
Jyzen Labs is a bio-optimization laboratory that develops data-driven research and data-driven personalized programs for your health.

Women-led companies making acquisitions
Instacart, led by CEO Fidji Simo, acquired Rosie for an undisclosed amount.
Instacart is the leading online grocery platform in North America, offering same-day delivery and pickup services. Rosie is the premier e-commerce platform for local and independent retailers and wholesalers. This acquisition deepens Instacart's commitment to serving local and independent grocers.

Women on the Move
Bronwyn Syiek moved from QuinStreet and returned to Credit Sesame as President this month.
Georgia Erbez moved from Harpoon Therapeutics to Walking Fish Therapeutics as COO this month.
Lorna Neilson joined the team at Ansa Biotechnologies as Chief Business Officer this month..
Jessica Stitt joined the team at Sonoma BioTherapeutics as CFO this month..
Lori Castillo Martinez Chief Equality Officer of Salesforce.com has joined the board at How Women Lead this month..
Lorraine Akiba an internationally recognized speaker has joined the board at How Women Lead this month..
Jaleh Bisharat Cofounder of Novi Connect has joined the board at Wealthfront this month..
Michelle Barbeau has joined the team at eHealth as CMO this month..
Hollie Castro moved from Kony to Miro as Chief People Officer this month.
Heather Hinton moved from RingCentral to PagerDuty as Chief Information Security Officer this month.
Holly Roland moved from Recvue to ParkourSC as VP Marketing this month.
Deb Stambaugh joined the team at Quantcast as CMO this month.
Mary Gilbert joined the team at Folloze as CMO this month.

Women Joining Boards of Directors
Shawnte M Mitchell, General Counsel of Zogenix has joined the board at How Women Lead this month..
Lori Castillo Martinez Chief Equality Officer of Salesforce.com has joined the board at How Women Lead this month..
Lorraine Akiba an internationally recognized speaker has joined the board at How Women Lead this month..

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